Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRybka, A.
dc.contributor.authorHeřmánek, P.
dc.contributor.authorHonzík, I.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-09T07:04:54Z
dc.date.available2019-05-09T07:04:54Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.publicationAgronomy Research, 2019, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 806–815eng
dc.identifier.issn1406-894X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10492/4731
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.15159/ar.19.104
dc.descriptionArticleeng
dc.description.abstractThis article contains a design and verification for a technical solution aimed at optimising the hop drying process in belt dryer and at increasing the quality of the final product. Above the first belt of our belt dryer two evenly distributed double-arm rotors were installed and tested in operation to improve the permeability of the drying air through a flattened hop layer, as well as to improve the speed of drying. The measurements carried out in operation and comparing the drying process with the rotors switched on and off concluded that by inclusion of rotors the hop layer becomes more permeable, and when switched on, the rotors have a positive effect on faster reduction of the relative humidity and on increase of the drying air temperature. With rotors switched on, the percentage drop in the drying air relative humidity at the third inspection window of the first belt, compared to the first inspection window, was 41% on average (values obtained from data loggers and fixed sensors), the drying air temperature increased by 29%, and the hop moisture content decreased by 12%. Whereas with rotors switched off, the drop in the drying air relative humidity was only by 26% on average, the drying air temperature increased only by 14%, and the hop moisture content decreased by 12%. Based on long-term monitoring of fuel consumption during the whole harvesting season starting 2011 until 2017 inclusive, the average annual consumption of LFO (2011–2014) results in 494 L t -1 operating without rotors, and 431 L t -1 when operating with rotors (2015–2017). This implies that due to the implementation of rotors, the fuel saving being 13% is significant.eng
dc.subjecthop coneseng
dc.subjecthop dryingeng
dc.subjectbelt dryereng
dc.subjectquality of hopseng
dc.subjectarticleseng
dc.titleEffect of rotors on the parameters of hop drying in belt dryerseng
dc.typeArticleeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 by Estonian University of Life Sciences, Latvia University of Agriculture, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic or mechanical, incl. photocopying, electronic recording, or otherwise without the prior written permission from the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Latvia University of Agriculture, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.eng


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


DSpace software copyright © 2002-2015  DuraSpace
All items in EMU digital archive DSpace are protected by original copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.